The hotel is in dire need of modernisation, but one could look past that if other factors fell in place. The hotel is central and that is its main attraction.
Cleanliness - there is a no-care attitude to detail. On check in, some furniture in my room was moved skew. I also picked up a coin on the carpet from the previous guest, so the room was definitely not vacuumed. What else was not done?
Staff - friendly, but in need of training. Especially the breakfast staff lack a certain refinement on how to handle guests.
My biggest problem with this hotel is that it is over-run by prostitutes at night. Especially the bar and restaurant areas. My male colleagues even had knocks on their doors by ladies offering services! This is clearly an "inside job" from someone on reception releasing a guest list, as females are never bothered. Trying to discuss this with the GM or his team is impossible, as he seems to arrive after we have left for the day and is gone by the time we return. Really not what I would expect from a hotelier. This also happened on more than one occasion and a few individuals tried to contact management.
The Gabs Sun had a great run, but there is now a far wider choice available in Gaborone. The Sun really need to "up its game" if it wants to keep guests at these superior rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find that just right blend of hospitality, business, and leisure at AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino. Set in the vibrant city centre of Botswana's capital, Gaborone, it's never been easier work, rest, and play in style in the heart of Africa. Have the perfect start or finish to a great African Adventure with all the details that matter, done well. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gaborone Sun Hotel
- Sun Gaborone